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No More Big Oil Pipeline Spills that Endanger Our Water

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This weekend, a rupture in an Exxon pipeline sent 42,000 gallons of oil spewing into the Yellowstone River. Local residents are powerless to protect their land, and are already experiencing adverse health effects from exposure to the oil.

Despite this ongoing disaster, the House is preparing to vote on legislation to speed up the permit for a new tar sands oil pipeline, Keystone XL. This project will also cross the Yellowstone River, in addition to pristine land in six states and the Ogallala Aquifer, threatening the drinking water of 2 million Americans.

The original Keystone pipeline has Leaked 12 times in the past year alone. Now, instead of cleaning up their act, Big Oil lobbyists want Congress to allow the same company to rush through their next massive pipeline.

Call your U.S. representative and tell them to oppose the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, which will only boost Big Oil profits while putting our water at risk.

Click here for your representative's full contact information.

Check out our talking points:

  1. The rupture of an Exxon oil pipeline that sent 42,000 gallons of oil spewing into the Yellowstone River and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of residents is only the latest example of the danger oil pipelines pose to our land and water.

  2. The proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will cross pristine land in 6 states and the Ogallala Aquifer, threatening the drinking water of 2 million Americans.

  3. When TransCanada proposed the original Keystone pipeline, they estimated it would only leak once every 7 years. But it has leaked 12 times in the past year alone. We cannot allow the same dirty company to build another dangerous pipeline.

  4. Americans across the country submitted over 265,000 public comments this year saying that the State Department has not done enough to consider the risk that Keystone XL poses to our land and water. The House should not override the concerns of landowners and citizens in favor of Big Oil profits.

  5. Keystone XL will actually raise the price of crude oil in the Midwest, benefiting Big Oil while putting our land and water at risk.

  6. Will the Representative oppose legislation to expedite the permit for this dirty and dangerous tar sands oil pipeline?

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